figtoipe - Convert FIG figures into Ipe format
figtoipe [-g] [-p preamble] FIGfile XMLfile
figtoipe converts files in FIG format (as created, e.g., by xfig) to
Ipe’s XML format.
figtoipe is not complete. The main lacking feature is the conversion
of splines. Arc-boxes are replaced by rectangles. Feel free to
improve this version!
The drawing models of FIG and Ipe are somewhat different. Ipe does not
support depth ordering independent of grouping, pattern fill, and
figtoipe tries to include images specified in the XFIG file. For JPEG
pictures, it tries include the compressed image data into the XML file.
For files not recognized as JPEG, anytopnm is called; its output is
compressed and included in the XML file. Some output of anytopnm might
be rejected (e.g. images larger than 5000x5000 pixels or B&W bitmaps),
-g group the figure in the output XML
add latex as a preamble to the generated XML file, e.g.
Alexander Bürger <firstname.lastname@example.org> (image handling)
Please report bugs using Ipe bugzilla at
More information about Ipe can be found in The Ipe Manual, which can be
found in your Ipe installation.
LICENSE & WARRANTY
figtoipe comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. It is free software; you
can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General
Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
See the file GPL-2 accompanying the source for details.
April 26, 2008